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2021 Fruit Pie Contest Sponsorship

Michigan Fruit Pie Contest

When it’s peak season for Michigan fruit what’s more fun than an old fashioned pie contest? Winning a prize for making a good one, that’s what!  

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  Battle Creek Farmers Market at

Festival Market Square

25 S McCamly Street in downtown Battle Creek

 

Cash, Credit, Debit, Double Up Food Bucks, Project FRESH, Market FRESH

Our market customers will appreciate the flexibility of being able to make purchases with cash, credit and debit cards, Bridge Cards, Pandemic EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, Project FRESH coupons, and Market FRESH coupons. We also participate with the NHBP Elders Nutrition Program.

 

Double Up Food Bucks

The Battle Creek Farmers Market Association participates in Double Up Food Bucks, a project of the Fair Food Network. Double Up Food Bucks provides families receiving food assistance benefits, known as SNAP Bridge Card and Pandemic EBT, with the means to purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.

When a person eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or Pandemic EBT uses his or her SNAP Bridge Card or Pandemic EBT Card to shop for food at a farmers market, the amount of money that he or she spends is matched with Double Up Food Bucks bonus tokens. The tokens can then be exchanged for Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables.

 

How to Participate in the Double Up Food Bucks Program

Step 1

Shoppers use their SNAP Bridge Cards or Pandemic EBT Cards to purchase fresh food at participating farmers markets.

Step 2

For every $2 spent, shoppers receive $2 worth of bonus tokens. Shoppers receive up to $20 in tokens per visit.

Step 3

Shoppers buy Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables with their Double Up Food Bucks tokens.

 

Bridge Card

The Battle Creek Farmers Market Association is able to process Bridge Cards. Simply bring your card to the market, tell us how much you intend to purchase, and you will be provided scrip that will be used to pay the vendors. The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is often referred to as the BRIDGE Card or EBT benefits. The Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS) can help you find out if you qualify for the card. More information can be found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/, as well as, http://wwwmichigan.gov/dhs

 

Debit/Credit Card

it is easy to use your credit and debit cards at the farmers market locations sponsored by the Battle Creek Farmers Markets Association. Simply present your card, tell us how much you intend to spend, the card will be processed for that amount and you will be given scrip in that amount to pay the vendors when you make your purchase. Simple!

 

It is our long standing policy to not allow political campaigns, petition signature gathering or issue based efforts at the markets.

 

Have questions? Please contact Brigette Leach - 269-720-2279